Obesity
AEBP1 gene may play key role in the development and severity of liver disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Researchers have found that a gene known as AEBP1 may play a central role in the development, severity and potential... more
SIRT6 over-expression may prevent progression of diabetes, study finds  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A new animal study explores an alternative sirtuin-based therapy to block the development of obesity and cardiomyopathy under conditions of excess nutrition, when diet restriction and regular exercise are not... more
Should obesity be recognized as a disease?  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
With obesity now affecting almost a third (29%) of the population in England, and expected to rise to 35% by 2030, should we now recognize it as a disease? Experts debate the issue. more
New technique reduces postoperative deficit of oxygen in the blood in patients with morbid obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
This is a randomized controlled trial with the aim of decreasing the prevalence of postoperative hypoxemia (deficiency of... more
Timing of spay, neuter tied to higher risk of obesity and orthopedic injuries in dogs  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Spaying or neutering large-breed dogs can put them at a higher risk for obesity and, if done when... more
Medical News Today: Ancient survival mechanism may contribute to obesity epidemic  MNT · 5 days
Like starvation, overeating stresses cells and causes a similar slowdown in the release of energy from fat storage, a new mouse study suggests. more
Detoxification Enzyme Linked to Obesity and Fatty Liver Disease  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
A team of scientists at Clemson University has discovered that CYP2B — a key enzyme involved in metabolism,... more
Anti-starvation trick that saved our ancestors may underlie obesity epidemic  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A molecular 'trick' that kept our ancient ancestors from starving may now be contributing to the obesity epidemic, a new study finds. more
Medical News Today: Why even slim people may benefit from calorie restriction  MNT · 1 week
New research reveals the cardiometabolic benefits that a small reduction in calorie intake can have on people who are not overweight or obese. more
Metabolic enzyme tied to obesity and fatty liver disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A team of researchers at the Clemson University found that Cyp2b gene, which metabolizes endo and xenobiotics, may be linked to age-onset obesity and dyslipidemia, especially in males. more
UCR biomedical professor to investigate how body's cannabis-like molecules influence obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
More than two-thirds of adults in the United States are overweight or obese. Eating foods containing high levels of fats and sugars -- the "Western diet"... more
Diet and physical exercise do not reduce risk of gestational diabetes  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The assumption that minimizing weight gain in obese pregnant women is advantageous for avoiding gestational diabetes has not been borne out. more
Obese patients with Type 1 diabetes could safely receive robotic pancreas transplant  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
For patients with Type 1 diabetes who don't respond well to insulin or have other serious medical complications caused by their disease, pancreas transplantation... more
Novel program in England's third largest city helps reduce childhood obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions, affecting children's health and wellbeing and leading to obesity, heart disease, diabetes and cancer later in life. more
In UK's third largest city intervention program helps reduce childhood obesity  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions, and continues to rise globally, particularly for children living in poverty. But Leeds, England has seen a significant fall in... more
Maternal obesity linked to childhood cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New study analyzed 2 million birth records and 3,000 cancer registry records and found that children born to obese mothers were 57% more likely to develop cancer, independent of other factors. This finding offers a rare... more
Research team receives federal grant to study obesity in children with spina bifida  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Children with spina bifida, a congenital condition of the spine and spinal cord, have a higher rate of obesity compared to typically... more
Medical News Today: Through my eyes: Weight loss surgery  MNT · 2 weeks
My name is Jenny Marshall. This is the story of my lifelong struggle with obesity, and how weight loss surgery changed my life forever. more
Bariatric surgery should be offered to all patients who would benefit  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Experts are calling for more patient's to be offered bariatric surgery as a weight loss intervention for obesity. more
Researchers find link between maternal obesity and childhood cancer in offspring  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center found that children born to obese mothers were... more
New anti-obesity drug trial set to launch at Alberta Diabetes Institute  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The Alberta Diabetes Institute will be at the center of a new clinical trial for an anti-obesity drug targeting people with rare genetic conditions that contribute... more
Exercise improves brain function in overweight and obese individuals  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
New findings show that, on top of its benefits for metabolism, mood, and general health, exercise also improves brain function. In recent studies, researchers learned that obese and overweight individuals... more
Criteria for bariatric surgery should consider more than just patient's weight  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
More than one-third of Americans are obese, and while more than 250,000 bariatric surgeries are performed annually in the United States, experts say surgery should be... more
Does genetic testing affect psychosocial health?  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A recent report from the Hastings Center brings out evidence for the first time that knowing about one’s increased genetic risk for diseases such as obesity, cancer and Alzheimer’s can actually alter one’s functioning negatively. more
Uranium toxicity might have caused obesity and diabetes in Kuwait, finds new study  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
According to a new research report, the extremely high prevalence of diabetes and obesity in the Gulf nation of Kuwait might be... more
A tale of two proteins: The best and worst of metabolic adaptation  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The Developmental Origins of Health and Disease hypothesis states that the nutritional environment in early life makes people susceptible to lifestyle-related diseases, such as... more
Harnessing target of the brain chemical serotonin to combat obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Research presented next week at Physiology 2019 - the annual conference of The Physiological Society - reveals a way to harness the target of the brain chemical serotonin... more
Medical News Today: Pro-obesity environment and genes could explain big rise in body weight  MNT · 2 weeks
While genes can raise obesity risk, they interact with environment to drive up BMI, with environment likely contributing more, Norwegian... more
A small chemical change reverses prediabetes in obese mice  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A small chemical change - shifting the position of two hydrogen atoms - makes the difference between mice that are healthy and mice with insulin resistance and fatty liver, major... more
Tiny change has big effects, reverses prediabetes in mice  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A small chemical change -- shifting the position of two hydrogen atoms -- makes the difference between mice that are healthy or that have insulin resistance and fatty liver, major... more
Combining aerobic exercise and resistance training helps obese older adults preserve muscle mass  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
As obesity increases in aging Western populations, frailty—which is exacerbated by obesity—is becoming a greater health concern and a major healthcare cost. more
Hepatocyte-specific HIF-1{alpha} ablation improves obesity-induced glucose intolerance by reducing first-pass GLP-1 degradation  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
The decrease in incretin effects is an important etiologic component of type 2 diabetes with unknown mechanisms. In an attempt to understand obesity-induced changes... more
Obese people outnumber smokers two to one  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
New figures show that people who are obese now outnumber people who smoke two to one in the UK, and excess weight causes more cases of certain cancers than smoking, as the charity urges... more
Cancer Research UK urges Government action to tackle obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
New figures from Cancer Research UK show that people who are obese now outnumber people who smoke two to one in the UK, and excess weight causes more cases of... more
Innate immune responses to high-fat diets lead to obesity  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Why is eating a high fat diet a recipe for obesity? According to a new study, the answer involves the activity of a specific type of immune cell that lives... more
Supervised fun, exercise both provide psychosocial benefit to children with obesity  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A program with clear rules, routines and activities, attentive adults and a chance to interact with peers appears to work as well at improving the quality... more
Maternal obesity may negatively affect children's lung development  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Obesity during pregnancy may negatively affect children's lung development, according to new research. The study, published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology-;Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology, was chosen as... more
WVU researcher investigates how nursing homes can best meet obese residents' healthcare needs  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
About 30 percent of nursing home residents are obese. That can complicate their care. The facility may need to buy them special... more
Supervised fun, exercise both improve psychosocial health of children with obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
A program with clear rules, routines and activities, attentive adults and a chance to interact with peers appears to work as well at improving the quality... more
A bacterium may limit cardiovascular risks of 1 in 2 people, study shows  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
In 2007, Patrice Cani (FNRS-WELBIO researcher) and his team at the Louvain Drug Research Institute of University of Louvain, in close collaboration... more
Medical News Today: Type 2 diabetes: Low carb diet, without weight loss, may lower risk  MNT · 3 weeks
New research suggests that a diet low in carbs may reverse metabolic syndrome among people with obesity who... more
Researchers propose new avenue in the search for anti-obesity drugs  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Effective weight-loss strategies call for eating less food, burning more calories--or ideally, both. But for the more than 90 million Americans who suffer from obesity, a disease that... more
High sleep variability and short sleep duration predict blunted weight loss  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
This is one of the conclusions of the Predimed-Plus study, Prevention with the Mediterranean Diet, which has been published in the June issue of the International... more
Medical News Today: Obesity: How diet changes the brain and promotes overeating  MNT · 3 weeks
In a study in mice, researchers found that neurons that normally signal to the brain to stop eating are less active in obese animals. more
Obesity: How diet changes the brain and promotes overeating  MNT · 3 weeks
In a study in mice, researchers found that neurons that normally signal to the brain to stop eating are less active in obese animals. more
Obesity remodels activity and transcriptional state of a lateral hypothalamic brake on feeding  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
The current obesity epidemic is a major worldwide health concern. Despite the consensus that the brain regulates energy homeostasis, the neural adaptations... more
What made humans 'the fat primate'?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Blame junk food or a lack of exercise. But long before the modern obesity epidemic, evolution made us fat too. more
LSU Health researchers to investigate link between breast cancer and obesity in real time  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Frank Lau, MD, Associate Professor in the Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at LSU Health New Orleans School of... more
Could coffee be the secret to fighting obesity?  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Scientists have discovered that drinking a cup of coffee can stimulate 'brown fat', the body's own fat-fighting defenses, which could be the key to tackling obesity and diabetes. more
Medical News Today: Fighting obesity with a single cup of coffee  MNT · 4 weeks
A first-of-its-kind study finds that caffeine is an effective way to stimulate brown fat in cultured cells and humans, pointing to new obesity treatments. more
Medical News Today: What causes shortness of breath when lying down?  MNT · 4 weeks
Some potential causes of shortness of breath when lying down include heart failure, obesity, and emphysema. Learn more about the causes of shortness of breath when... more
Medical News Today: Cocoa shells may help prevent obesity-induced insulin resistance  MNT · 4 weeks
A study of immune and fat cells from mice found that cocoa shell extract can reduce and prevent some of the cell dysfunctions that can result... more
Two new resources to enhance level of care for patients with obesity  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Advocates for obesity prevention and treatment have designed two new resources for medical educators, healthcare providers and community programs that will enhance the level... more
A cup of coffee could be the key to tackling obesity and diabetes  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Scientists from the University of Nottingham have discovered that drinking a cup of coffee can stimulate 'brown fat', the body's own fat-fighting... more
Personal virtual coaches for obese people need to improve self-confidence  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Just give overweight people an app that monitors their movement patterns and that stimulates them to be active and exercise. more
New mutation discovered in the leptin gene  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
The global obesity epidemic is so far-reaching it now has an overarching name: globesity. Texas Biomed Staff Scientist Raul Bastarrachea, M.D., is part of a team that discovered a new mutation in the gene... more
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